There is reluctance within Liverpool and in the media to get too excited about the club's growing momentum. After all, they haven't conquered a top-eight rival during their recent hot streak.
However, they have held and outplayed Arsenal and Chelsea, conquered a team in incredible form (Bournemouth), won at a ground where Chelsea and Man United couldn't (Sunderland's Stadium of Light) and vanquished a bogey side (Aston Villa).
Here are three solid statistical reasons why their improvement deserves more credit than it is currently receiving...
They are performing better than last season
Well, better than at this stage last term anyway. Over the past ten Premier League matchdays (13 to 22), they have collected a commendable 21 points, which is both two more than they earned in the same period of their great 2013/14, and more than leaders Chelsea took in those ten games.
The art of defending has suddenly been mastering
Liverpool kept just two clean sheets in their first 12 Premier League fixtures this season, and conceded more often than Crystal Palace when almost winning the 2013/14 title, but it seems as though they are finally getting the hang of the whole keeping-the-ball-away-from-their-goal business. They have kept three successive away league clean sheets, which is something they last achieved in September 2008, early on in what was their best ever Premier League campaign.
Rodgers is about to break his record
The Reds are unbeaten in nine matches, which is the joint-longest that they have ever gone without defeat in a single season under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers, who took charge in 2012. Indeed, you have to go back to late 2011 to find a lengthier sequence. Beat Bolton in the FA Cup on Saturday at 1.341/3 and they will be in double figures for the first time under the Northern Irishman.
If you think this recent transformation will be rewarded in a manner which appeared implausible not long ago, odds of 6.25/1 are available on Liverpool delivering a Premier League top-four finish.
They are 6.86/1 to win the Capital One Cup while, if you prefer to obey the adage of concentrating on the next game, you will find odds of around 2.26/5 on them beating Bolton to nil.
For news on the replay, then please read our Bolton v Liverpool FA Cup Betting Preview & Tips.